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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Stallworth, Cushing run over Chandler

  • Cushing’s offense powered to a 48-14 victory over Chandler Thursday night.
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  • Cushing’s offense powered to a 48-14 victory over Chandler Thursday night.
     
    Senior running back Gage Stallworth led the way for the visiting Tigers with 235 yards on 28 carries and five rushing touchdowns.
     
    Stallworth started the scoring with a 93-yard run in the first quarter. A successful kick by Sean Bozworth made the score Cushing 7, Chandler 0.
     
    The second quarter saw more one-way traffic as Stallworth scored three more times.
     
    First, the senior running back had a 3-yard touchdown, then Stallworth took the ball into the end zone from 2 yards out.
     
    Stallworth’s third touchdown of the second quarter was from 8 yards out, and Cushing led 28-0 at halftime.
     
    Coming out of the half, it was more of the same as Cushing’s offense looked to score again, and once more it was Stallworth with the touchdown. The senior’s 1-yard run was his last score of the night.
     
    A kick by Bozworth brought the score to Cushing 35, Chandler 0.
     
    At this point, the Lions began to claw back into the game. Junior running back Darian Mixon ran 8 yards for a touchdown of his own. Mixon had 102 rushing yards for the game.
     
    However, the ensuing extra-point attempt failed, and the touchdown run cut Cushing’s lead to 35-6.
     
    Before the third quarter ended, Cushing would score again. This time, it was sophomore Josh Houtchens who would do the damage. Houtchens ran the ball 42 yards to the house. The converted extra point made it Cushing 42, Chandler 6.
     
    Cushing’s last score came on another run during the fourth quarter. This touchdown was a 34-yarder by Dakota Lee.
     
    Chandler also scored in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, it would not be enough to reverse the game’s course. Junior running back Heath Gray took the ball into the end zone from the 2-yard line. Then, senior running back Rodney Lewis caught a pass from senior quarterback Hunter Hudson for a 2-point conversion.
     
    This made the score 48-14, which would be the final tally.
     
    The win improved Cushing’s mark to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in District 3A-2 games. Meanwhile, Chandler dropped to 3-4 for the season with a 1-3 mark in District 3A-2 play.
     
    The Lions will step out of district play next week with visiting Kellyville. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.
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    Note: Report compiled by Matt Caban.

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